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LIV

4.4
4.4
29 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Asian

LIV - Nordic for Shelter and Life, embraces a new approach to dining, importing a true European style of partying by combining cuisine with a vibrant nightlife.

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Cocktail Bar, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (709) 552-1370

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    St. John's

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

menu

Signatures Cocktails

  • Green Tea Mojito$13.00

    Bacardi Superior, Lime, Green Tea Syrup

    • Lemon Drop Gin Sour$12.00

      Ungava Gin, Limoncello, Agave, Egg Whites

      • Queen Bee$14.00

        Empress Gin, Lemon, Honey Syrup, Sugar Rim

        • Lychee Margarita$15.00

          Espolon, St. Germain, Lime, Lychee Syrup, Salt Rim

          • Jalapeno - Basil Gimlet$14.00

            Tanqueray, Lime, Simple Syrup, Basil & Jalapeno

            • Jungle Bird$13.00

              Havana Club, Campari, Pineapple, Lemon, Agave

              • Raspberry Beret$14.00

                Espolon, Chambord, Lime, Honey Syrup

                • Crystal Cosmo$12.00

                  Absolut Vodka, Cointreau, Lemon, Simple Syrup, White Cranberry

                  • TC Espresso Martini$14.00

                    Espresso, Jameson, Cointreau, Tia Maria, Simple Syrup

                    Classics

                    • Mojito$10.00

                      Bacardi Superior, Simple Syrup, Mint

                      • Old Fashion$12.00

                        Lot 40, Angostura Bitters, Sugar Cube

                        • Manhatten$13.00

                          Lot 40, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

                          • Daiquiri$11.00

                            Appleton Rum, Lime, Simple

                            • Negroni$14.00

                              Tanqueray, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

                              • Classic Martini$11.00

                                Your choice of vodka or gin

                                • French 75$11.00

                                  Tanqueray, Lemon, Simple

                                  • Dark N Stormy$10.00

                                    Kraken, Lemon, Simple, Ginger beer

                                    Bottles

                                    Ask your server about this week's draft selection

                                    • Corona Extra 330ml$9.00

                                      • Michelob Ultra 341ml$8.00

                                        • Kronenbourg 330ml$10.00

                                          • Guiness 440ml$10.00

                                            • No Boats Cider 473ml$13.00

                                              Wines

                                                Reds

                                                • Campo Viejo Rioja, Tempranillo

                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                  • Bottle$55.00
                                                • Barbera d'Asti, Barbera

                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                  • Bottle$55.00
                                                • Bread & Butter, Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                  • Glass$14.00
                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • Bread & Butter, Pinot Noir

                                                  • Glass$14.00
                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • Don David Reserve, Malbec

                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                  • Bottle$55.00
                                                • Graffigna, Malbec

                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                  • Bottle$50.00
                                                • Gerard Bertrand, Syrah Blend

                                                  • Bottle$65.00
                                                • Frei Brothers, Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                  • Bottle$75.00
                                                • J. Lohr, Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                  • Bottle$75.00
                                                • Mark West, Pinot Noir

                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • Meiomi, Pinot Noir

                                                  • Bottle$65.00
                                                • Villa Antinori, Sangiovese Blend

                                                  • Bottle$80.00
                                                • Santa Ema, Merlot

                                                  • Bottle$67.00
                                                • Seghesio, Zinfandel

                                                  • Bottle$105.00

                                                Whites

                                                • Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio

                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                  • Bottle$55.00
                                                • Bread & Butter, Sauvignon Blanc

                                                  • Glass$14.00
                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • Meiomi, Chardonnay

                                                  • Glass$14.00
                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • Oyster Bay, Pinot Grigio

                                                  • Glass$14.00
                                                  • Bottle$65.00
                                                • Sugar Loaf, Sauvignon Blanc

                                                  • Bottle$75.00

                                                Rose & Sparkling

                                                • Sartori, Prosecco

                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • Pelee Island LOLA, Cab. Franc Rose

                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • Pelee Island, LOLA Secco

                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                • La Marca, Prosecco

                                                  • Bottle$65.00
                                                • LYV, Rose

                                                  • Bottle$75.00
                                                • Moët & Chandon

                                                  • Bottle$140.00
                                                • Veuve Clicquot

                                                  • Bottle$160.00
                                                • Dom Perignon

                                                  • Bottle$450.00

                                                Last updated: January 20, 2022

                                                What 29 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                4.4
                                                4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.3Food
                                                • 4.6Service
                                                • 4.7Ambience
                                                • 4.1Value

                                                NoiseModerate

                                                Loved For

                                                • Atlantic Canada

                                                  Fit for Foodies

                                                • Atlantic Canada

                                                  Handcrafted Cocktails

                                                • Atlantic Canada

                                                  Hot Spot

                                                • Atlantic Canada

                                                  Romance

                                                • Atlantic Canada

                                                  Vibrant Bar Scene

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Best Service

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Best Ambience

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Fit for Foodies

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Healthy

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Hot Spot

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Neighbourhood Gem

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Romance

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Special Occasion

                                                • Newfoundland and Labrador

                                                  Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                                1. BG

                                                  BdayGirl

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing experience all around! Loved it! Thank-you!

                                                2. SF

                                                  SusanF

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  The menu was a little eclectic. Some of it had a Japanese sub theme All very tasty. Portions were large (maybe a little too large). After an Asian roll appetizer each, we could have split the main, and it would have been plenty. Our server was excellent!

                                                3. LI

                                                  LIVpatron

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                  overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                  Not great food. Supermarket level sushi. Poor presentation. Tempura dipping sauce was basically vinegar. Good service though. But food was not great. Needs a menu overhaul.

                                                4. RB

                                                  RyanB

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  From walking in through the door, being greeted by the hostess, to our service, to the cocktails, to the food and the attendance of the waitress, everything was phenomenal! The ambiance was great, really well decorated for Christmas the music selection overhead was great as well and we had a great time! Well most certainly be back!

                                                5. BE

                                                  BEF738

                                                  Toronto

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                  Overpriced

                                                6. T

                                                  Tjsplace

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Actually it was a perfect evening from start to desert

                                                7. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                  overall3food5service3ambience4

                                                  Food and cocktails were amazing! They needed the table before we were really done- that’s the only minor qualm.

                                                8. SP

                                                  ScottP

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  Great time and great food.

                                                9. K

                                                  Kathleen

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  The drinks are amazing! The service was great! We ordered almost everything on the menu so we could all share. There was only ONE dish that we didn’t LOVE! That in its self is an amazing feat! You can’t order anything bad here. The renovations are beautiful. Our only comment was the the music selection was fine but for us questionable ( strange 90’s-2000’s remix?) but not too loud, it was fine just hit us as odd. We’ll be back!

                                                10. L

                                                  Localfoodie

                                                  Calgary

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Quickly has become one of my favourite places to be. The food is flavourful, drinks delicious. This restaurant has a great relaxed vibe with tasteful decor and chill music.

                                                11. S

                                                  Sara

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Tasty curry and short rib, try the jungle roll too!

                                                12. LC

                                                  LesleyC

                                                  Montreal

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious food and cocktails. Perfect ambience for a date night or group hang. My only complaint is that most of our dishes were too expensive for what we received. I don't mind paying for good food but the portions and ingredients made it hard to justify the price.

                                                13. TT

                                                  TacosnTequila

                                                  New York Area

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  Lovely Asian food with delicious cocktails!!!!

                                                14. SO

                                                  SherriO

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                  Great cocktails and service but was disappointed with the food.

                                                15. KP

                                                  KatieP

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                  Love the atmosphere. Took a long time getting the initial drinks. Staff were friendly and great. Fish tacos were good but not spectacular. My friend ordered the Green curry, I tasted it and it was amazing. Overall a great place, would definitely recommend.

                                                16. EK

                                                  EvanK

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Dinner with 2 couples and shared almost the whole menu. Everything tasted fantastic and the staff were phenomenal. Drink list has plenty of unique and fun cocktails - we tried several and all were a big hit. Will definitely eat here again. Cheers!

                                                17. BB

                                                  BrittanyB

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                  The food and drinks tasted great and the atmosphere was lovely, however the tacos were very small for $12. They looked much bigger in photos.

                                                18. P

                                                  Pegasus

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                  Service was great, but the menu is extremely limited. Only two items that have cooked protein, and my cocktail was very bitter tasting.

                                                19. KC

                                                  KathleenC

                                                  Calgary

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                  overall2food3service4ambience4

                                                  Great cabbage pancake especially with a side of hot sauce and fun drinks.

                                                20. A

                                                  Allan

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 6, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The service, drinks, food, decor, and even the music were all excellent! LIV is a fantastic new restaurant with delicious and shareable small plates and a lively and fun atmosphere!

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Toronto

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 4, 2021

                                                  overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                  Tiny wine pours. Under 4 oz. Tasteless mushy octopus and a soggy Singapore slaw. Left after 2 small expensive dishes for better food down the block.

                                                22. KP

                                                  KarenP

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 29, 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Food, cocktails and atmosphere were incredible! Who knew octapus could taste so good!

                                                23. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 23, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  First time visiting this new restaurant. Loved it! Looking forward to returning.

                                                24. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  You get what you pay for here and you pay quite a lot. The cocktails were super unique & quite delicious, some with enough layers of flavour to confuse the palate. The food measured up. Tiny portions (we needed two each to be full) but incredible flavours and clearly high quality nutritious ingredients. Staff, kind and patient, and on point with their recommendations. A new go-to for me in St. John’s.

                                                25. M

                                                  Mlush

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  Good food. A little overpriced though. Music is also a bit loud. Stylish space. Service was great.

                                                26. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great new restaurant. Excellent food!

                                                27. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlantic Canada

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  We had a wonderful meal. The decor was beautiful and the space very welcoming. Greg made us some great cocktails and our server had wonderful recommendation. Our only regret was not being able to eat more as the food was delicious. We will definitely be back !

                                                28. D

                                                  Deanerxxx

                                                  Montreal

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 3, 2021

                                                  overall2food1service1ambience3

                                                  There were a lot of fails on LIV part during our meal. The main ones that I would mention are your drinks have way too much bitters in them- making the drinks more liquorice flavour and taking away any other flavour or ingredients put in the cocktails. The second is when our meal was brought out wrong and I was biting into what was suppose to be a shrimp and was chicken. I have an allergy to chicken and when I told the waitress this she just seemed to brush it off and her response was yeah she sent you the wrong dish. I’m home today, feeling pretty sick due to this experience. I understand we all make mistakes, but the way your waitress handled this situation was very unprofessional. Several times we had to ask for things like napkins, or have our table cleared. This will be my last visit to LIV and I wouldn’t recommend.

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                                                  tuck

                                                  Toronto

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 31, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Vibe and food were excellent! Definitely recommend.

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                                                LIV is rated 4.4 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                                Booked 4 times today
                                                Google Map for LIV

                                                310 Water St St. John's, NL A1C 1B8

                                                • Neighbourhood

                                                  St. John's

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                  Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Asian, Cocktail Bar, Southeast Asian

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Business Casual

                                                • Parking Details

                                                  Street Parking

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Additional

                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (709) 552-1370

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